Dragon-Elephant Rivalry: India and China inked Protocol to enhance cooperation b/w Foreign Ministries

India and China signed a new protocol to enhance cooperation between their foreign ministries, while working on a mechanism to step up coordination for providing timely information to the media. The protocol was signed during the recent official China visit of Union External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid.

The protocol was essentially an upgradation of a similar protocol signed in 2006. The 2006 protocol the two nations listed various new dialogue mechanisms that has been in existence b/w the two sides, since then.
Both sides reviewed the fallout of the recent stand-off in the Depsang Valley in Daulat Beig Oldi sector of Ladakh. Both sides agreed to make existing mechanisms more effective to respond with greater urgency in dealing with border violations.

Dragon-Elephant Rivalry: It is the term for the rivalry b/w India and China.

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